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QG: New York City's QuickGuide
From 59th to 110th sts., btw the East & Hudson rivers
Broad boulevards and residential tree-lined side streets form the backdrop for international boutiques, restaurants and museums.
Upper West Side
» 9:00 a.m.
Nice Matin 201 W. 79th St., at Amsterdam Ave., 1.212.873.6423. Stick to your diet with an egg white frittata or let it lapse and have “A New York Heart Attack”: two fried eggs, sausage and cheddar on a roll.
» 10:00 a.m.
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 1.212.769.5100, www.amnh.org. Go beyond planet Earth and explore outer space or journey back to the age of dinosaurs at this encyclopedic museum with habitat dioramas and mineral displays.
» 12:30 p.m.
Caffè Storico New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at W. 77th St., 1.212.485.9211. Make a meal of several cicchetti (Italian small plates), such as veal tartare, shrimp tramezzini (tiny triangular sandwiches) and meatballs, and top it off with an amaretto semifreddo. Afterward, tour the renovated museum's treasures, which include Tiffany silver, Hudson River School paintings and a Federal-style chair used at the inaugurations of presidents Washington, Grant and Garfield.
» 3:00 p.m.
AG Adriano Goldschmied 305 Columbus Ave., btw W. 74th & W. 75th sts., 1.212.496.5692. Shop for men's and women's premium denim jeans made in the United States and washed with green technology that uses fewer chemicals and less water and energy.
» 4:00 p.m.
Reiss 197-199 Columbus Ave., at W. 69th St., 1.212.799.5560. Find the perfect silk boyfriend shirt or pleated wrap dress at one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favorite mainstream clothiers.
» 5:00 p.m.
Kangol 196 Columbus Ave., at W. 69th St., 1.212.724.1172. Hit the links in a golf cloche or turn heads in a Player trilby from this popular hatmaker whose styles have been worn by Brad Pitt and other A-listers.
» 6:00 p.m.
The Leopard at des Artistes 1 W. 67th St., btw Central Park West & Columbus Ave., 1.212.787.8767. Sup on grilled swordfish, braised lamb shank and meat loaf made the Southern-Italian way while drinking in Howard Chandler Christy's oil-on-canvas murals of wood nymphs.
» 8:00 p.m.
Film Society of Lincoln Center Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and Walter Reade Theater, W. 65th St., btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., 1.212.875.5600. Catch a new film by an up-and-coming director from Ghana or reacquaint yourself with a classic at the up-to-the-minute, multiscreen complex honoring movies as an art form.